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8 year old boxer, losing hair, extremely itchy and uncomfortable, restless, chewing on self, shaking head as if ears really bother her and smells really bad. Still has a good appetite and eats well. Occasionally vomits, not very frequently, however. Local vet she was allergic to grass and prescribed steroids, shampoo, antibiotic and allergy meds. The only thing that seemed to help was the steroid. Any suggestions...she is getting worse.

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November 22, 2014 at 8:42 AM

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Dear Rick,

You might want to look at some of our products to help the skin. DERMA-IONX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which promotes healing of the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9. Together with DERMA-IONX it produces a synergistic effect. The essential fatty acids in Omega 3,6,9 are especially important in helping the skin. Probiotics improve digestion which can then help the skin. The probiotics are especially needed after antibiotic use.

I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. As for diet, if your dog is not allergic to these protein sources you might try a fish or turkey based grain free food since these are considered cooling according to Chinese food therapy. You would want to avoid chicken or lamb which are warming for the skin if it is already too warm. Beef is neutral. Avoid treats that have artificial colorings.

For the ears I would suggest Zymox Otic ear drops which might be available from your veterinarian or online.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions or to let us know how you are doing so we can offer more options if necessary.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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